‘The change of behavior in terms of disaster preparedness has saved a lot of lives and caused less destruction,’ says Plan International County Director Dennis O’Brien
MANILA, Philippines (Nov. 1, 2016) — From afar, you can just see a line of colorful umbrellas dotted along a vast rice field with mountains in the background. As you come closer, you can see more than 10 farmers, mostly women, barefoot and bending down as they plant rice while using the umbrellas to cover them from the heat of the sun. Continue reading #LawinPH: Being prepared saved lives→
A catastrophe caused by climate change is seen as the biggest potential threat to the global economy in 2016, according to a survey of 750 experts conducted by the World Economic Forum.
January 18, 2016 — The annual assessment of risks conducted by the WEF before its annual meeting in Davos on January 20-23 showed that global warming had catapulted its way to the top of the list of concerns.